Statoil, Shell and Total partner for carbon storage project on NCS


Statoil has signed a partnership agreement with Shell and Total to advance the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 

The project forms a part of Norway’s plan to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in the country.

In June, Gassnova awarded the first phase of the project contract to Statoil. 

Under the latest partnership deal, Norske Shell and Total E&P Norge will work as equal partners with Statoil.

All partners have also agreed to provide personnel and financial support to the project.

Statoil New Energy Solutions executive vice-president Irene Rummelhoff said: "Statoil believes that without carbon capture and storage, it is not realistic to meet the global climate target as defined in the Paris Agreement.

“A massive scale-up of the number of CCS projects is needed and collaboration and sharing of knowledge are essential to accelerating the development."

In the first phase, the CO2 project is expected to reach a total capacity of nearly 1.5 million tonnes per year.

"Statoil believes that without carbon capture and storage, it is not realistic to meet the global climate target as defined in the Paris Agreement."

CO2 captured from onshore industrial facilities in eastern Norway will be transported from the capture facilities to a receiving terminal on the west-coast of Norway, where it will be transferred to intermediate storage tanks.

At the receiving terminal, CO2 will be transferred to intermediate storage tanks, before being sent through a pipeline on the seabed to injection wells located east of the Troll field on the NCS.

The final terminal will be selected later this year from a list of three possible locations.

The whole project is expected to encourage necessary development of CCS and achieve the long-term climate targets both domestically and internationally.


Image: The agreement was signed in Oslo on 2 October 2017. Photo: courtesy of Ole Jørgen Bratland.